Police and Community Safety Board

The Tower Hamlets Police and Community Safety Board (PCSB) works to make Tower Hamlets a safer place by ensuring policing and safety services are shaped around the needs of the local community. It effectively engages Tower Hamlets Police, Tower Hamlets Council and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in constructive discussions on policing and crime issues.

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Future meeting dates

Meeting dates for the period up until January 28, 2014

Executive Board meeting dates

  • April 23, 2013 (Town Hall/Mulberry Place)
  • July 30, 2013 (Canary Wharf, One Canada Square, boardroom 30th floor)
  • October 29, 2013 (Town Hall/Mulberry Place)
  • January 28, 2014 (Town Hall/Mulberry Place)
  • All Executive Board meetings start at 7pm unless advertised otherwise.

Public meeting dates

  • June 13, 2013 (Town Hall/Mulberry Place)
  • September 3, 2013 (Town Hall/Mulberry Place) 
  • December 10, 2013 (Town Hall/Mulberry Place)

All meetings start at 6pm unless advertised otherwise.

Agendas for public meetings may change at short notice and therefore members of the public should contact the board's administrator before attending a meeting to ensure their item of interest is on the agenda.

About the Police and Community Safety Board

Why do we have a Tower Hamlets Police and Community Safety Board?

The root of the board goes back to the investigation of the 1981 Brixton riots by Lord Scarman who, in his report, suggested that PCCGs (now referred to as the Tower Hamlets Police and Community Safety Board) should be set up in order to make the police more accountable.

Who sits on it?

The PCSB is made up of representatives from the local community, business groups and third-sector organisations. The PCSB is not a legal body of MOPAC, but rather a community-led venture funded by MOPAC and the local authority.

How can I ask the PCSB a question?

You can raise any policing or safety issue at the board's public meetings by informing the board’s administrator in advance or on the evening. Members of the board will then try to answer all questions as fully as possible. If you require a request form please email abu.sufian@towerhamlets.gov.uk

How to get involved

If you are interested in the work of the board and would like to become a board member, please contact Abu Sufian on 020 7364 1613 or email abu.sufian@towerhamlets.gov.uk

You can also write to:

Abu Sufian
Police & Community Safety Board Engagement Officer
Safer Communities
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
7th Floor Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG

Meeting minutes

PCSB Executive meeting notes

Public meeting notes

Key documents

Stop and Search Group

The Tower Hamlets Stop and Search Local Community Monitoring Group has been set up to improve residents’ trust and confidence in the way police officers conduct stop and search in Tower Hamlets. The group meets on a quarterly basis to share information, best practice and scrutinise stop and search statistical information.

For more information on Stop and Search or if you would like to get involved in the Stop and Search Group, please contact Abu on 020 7364 1613 or email abu.sufian@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Independent custody visitors

Independent custody visitors are ordinary members of the local community appointed to make sure that the welfare of people detained in police stations is maintained. They call at police stations unannounced and write short reports about their visit.

Their recommendations can require the police to make improvements for the welfare of detainees. They play a valuable role in maintaining public confidence in this important area of policing. They work as part of a local panel and help the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, which oversees custody visiting in London, to make sure that detainees are treated well.

If you require further information please contact:

Jennifer Ankrah
ICV Coordinator
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
10 Dean Farrar Street
London SW1H 0NY
Tel: 020 7202 0096
Email: jennifer.ankrah@mopc.police.uk

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